Georgia Affonso is a writer and theatre-maker based in Manchester. Georgia was recently part of BBC Drama Room 2021/2022. During BBC Drama Room, Georgia was selected for the Waterloo Road Shadow Scheme with Rope Ladder Fiction. Georgia’s short radio-play ‘Adulting’ was also selected and commissioned by Radio 3’s The Verb.
Previously, Georgia has written and staged plays with her company No Door Theatre, which she co-manages with Sarah Teale. In 2019, Georgia wrote and directed RUNWAY which was debuted at the Oxford Playhouse (BT Studio) as part of Offbeat Festival, Southwark Playhouse and the Martin Harris Centre in Manchester. RUNWAY was longlisted for Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 and the Alfred Bradley Award (BBC). No Door Theatre also produced Georgia’s first play FORGIVE-ME-NOT at Zifferblat Edge St, in December 2016.
Georgia’s past commissions include a week-long R&D for her play INCUBATOR at HOME (Manchester), a collaborative piece written with students at Calderdale College in response to Northern Broadsides’ Hard Times, and HORNSEA, a short play for Lit UP as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 with mentoring from John Godber.
In Manchester, Georgia works as a theatre-facilitator, with experience working with people with learning disabilities and young people. She regularly works with DIY Theatre and Manchester Camerata, and has worked previously with organisations including The Writing Squad, OmniMusic and Stage Directions (The Lowry).
Georgia was one of ten writers selected for Northern Voices 2019, a development scheme as part of BBC Writersroom. In 2016, Georgia was selected for The Writing Squad.